July 22, 2014
"I wanted to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you that took a moment to offer a word of peace, encouragement and consolation to our family. My father impacted so many lives and knowing how many of you care has been a true blessing to our heavy and grieving hearts. May all the love return to you and strengthen you during this difficult time!"
Michael Dean Myers
July 14, 2014
"Walter Dean Myers gave voice, and hope, to youths everywhere who discovered the freedom that reading affords. He will be missed. Is he irreplaceable? Probably. At the same time, I believe that someone will invariably step up and continue to do what he has done, and that person is likely to have been shaped by reading Walter's books."
July 11, 2014
"Walter Myers' writings made a big difference in the lives of many young people. I saw this firsthand as an educator. He will be missed, but his writings will continue to inspire many for decades. If the memories of Walter proves to be too difficult to bear, draw close to God in prayer."
July 11, 2014
"Sending my sincerest condolences during this difficult time. I didn't have the pleasure to know Mr. Myers personally, but I read every book of his that my library had during high school. His words and stories opened my world and touched my heart. They will continue to do so for many young adult readers to come."
(New York, NY)
July 08, 2014
"Whenever I'd see the name Walter Dean Myers amongst books on display in bookstores and book fairs, I'd know instantly that quality reading was in-store. I too treasure my copy of Brown Angels as well as the many other wonderful books Mr Myers penned."